Cardinals Host Nationals Hoping to Turn Corner

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Cardinals Hope to Turn Ho Hum Season Around

The Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals start a weekend three-game series on Friday when they meet at New Busch Stadium. Other than a six-game winning streak in early May that landed the Cardinals in first place, St. Louis’ season has been mostly devoid of accomplishment.

That is why the Cardinals’ hope their 10-4 victory at Arizona on Thursday could be a potential turnaround for them. The Cards won two of three in Chase Field, where the Diamondbacks have been 30-12 this season.

Right hander Tanner Roark will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Roark is 6-5 this season with a 5.15 ERA. The Nationals won two of three from the Cards in the season’s second week. They hope that Roark can turn it around after three consecutive poor starts. Roark lost a 6-2 decision Sunday to Cincinnati. He allowed five first-inning runs.

It’ll be Mike Leake toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Right hander Leake is 5-6 with a 3.12 ERA so far this season. Leake looking to snap a streak of six winless starts. The streak dates back to May 29. He got a no-decision in an 8-4 victory Sunday night against Pittsburgh. He gave up four runs (three earned) over six innings.

Oddsmakers opened the Cardinals as -115-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game’s total opened at 9. The Cards are now a -121-moneyline favorite. The total has held steady.

In their last action, the Cardinals were a 10-4 winner on the road against the Arinzona Diamondbacks. Bettors on St. Louis at 116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Washington lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Chicago Cubs on June 29. Bettors who backed the Cubs at 103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
St. Louis37-41-$828.009-928-3227-2510-1544-32-2-0.02
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
T Roark (6-5) ERA: 5.15
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jun 25, 2017CINL2-6U6-$100.00
Jun 19, 2017MIAL7-8O2.2-$100.00
Jun 14, 2017ATLL2-13O5-$100.00

M Leake (5-6) ERA: 3.12

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jun 25, 2017PITW8-4O6$68.00
Jun 20, 2017PHIW8-1U6$67.00
Jun 14, 2017MILL6-7O6-$100.00


Washington’s relievers have pitched 7.1 innings in the last 3 games.
St. Louis’s relievers have pitched 9 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Washington Nationals – T Roark

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Apr 10, 201714-6WSH575303Win
Sep 23, 20134-3STL594415Loss

St. Louis Cardinals – M Leake

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Apr 12, 20176-1STL740007Win
May 26, 20162-1WSH772215Loss
Apr 29, 20165-4WSH755512Loss
May 19, 20144-3CIN6.271114No Decision
Apr 27, 20136-3WSH364331Loss


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense5.6514.4911
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense5.6833.853
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.47224.449
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense4.18254.6013

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Apr 12, 2017STL6WSH1-1807.5UMike Leake (R)Max Scherzer (R)8830148
Apr 11, 2017STL3WSH8-1318.5OLance Lynn (R)Gio Gonzalez (L)7111475
Apr 10, 2017STL6WSH14-1228.5OAdam Wainwright (R)Tanner Roark (R)10190668
May 29, 2016STL2WSH10-2137.5OMichael Wacha (R)Stephen Strasburg (R)9123378
May 28, 2016STL9WSH4-1048.5OAdam Wainwright (R)Gio Gonzalez (L)12750127
May 27, 2016STL6WSH2-1637OJaime Garcia (L)Max Scherzer (R)484187
May 26, 2016STL1WSH2-1378UMike Leake (R)Joe Ross (R)671156
May 1, 2016WSH6STL11057PMax Scherzer (R)Carlos Martinez (R)116001112
Apr 30, 2016WSH6STL1-1387.5UJoe Ross (R)Jaime Garcia (L)6852710
Apr 29, 2016WSH5STL41347OStephen Strasburg (R)Mike Leake (R)71022210

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Washington Nationals

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 105-54-31-25-40-15-50-25-3
vs Div22-158-714-819-124-320-15-22-120-14
vs AL6-74-42-36-50-27-61-25-5
vs NL41-2518-1323-1235-197-633-30-36-435-21

SL Cardinals

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 106-42-24-24-42-06-42-04-4
vs Div15-2112-133-813-144-518-15-24-211-19
vs AL3-82-31-53-30-59-20-33-5
vs NL34-3318-1716-1624-2014-1134-30-29-625-27
Team Last 5 Games

Washington Nationals

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jun 29, 2017CHC4-5L-1139.5Joe Ross6.2J LesterH
Jun 28, 2017CHC8-4W-1788.5S Strasburg7J LackeyH
Jun 27, 2017CHC6-1W-1687.5M Scherzer6J ArrietaH
Jun 26, 2017CHC4-5L-14810G Gonzalez6E ButlerH
Jun 25, 2017CIN2-6L-15210T Roark6S FeldmanH

SL Cardinals

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jun 29, 2017ARI10-4W11610.5L Lynn6P CorbinA
Jun 28, 2017ARI4-3W1229.5A Wainwright6.1Zack GodleyA
Jun 27, 2017ARI5-6L-1239C Martinez6T WalkerA
Jun 26, 2017CIN8-2W-1409M Wacha6B FinneganH
Jun 25, 2017PIT8-4W-1478.5M Leake6Chad KuhlH

Weather in
Saint LouisUnited States

Weather is Very cloudy  58°F

Very cloudy
Humidity is 51%
Wind is South-southeast 2 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Busch Stadium


Next up:
Washington at Cardinals, Saturday, July 1

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